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Students get a glimpse of Christianity in Africa
The fall semester has been extraordinarily busy as we
have launched many exciting initiatives including our State of Christendom lecture
series featured in this edition. Focusing this year on the continent of Africa, we have
heard this semester from Jackson Senyonga and Peterson Sozi how God is at work in
Not only are many souls being saved throughout this country, but leaders in
business and government are recognizing their responsibility to govern and conduct
commerce according to biblical principles. Our students are being given the opportunity
to witness how God is working in this burgeoning country of Africa, how a people
have simply called out to the Lord through constant prayer, and how God has answered
their prayer by demonstrating His power and glory in miraculous ways.
It is becoming very evident that the face of Christendom as we know it today is
changing rapidly throughout the world and will continue to do so within the next fifty
years. Philip Jenkins in his book, 77ic Next Christendom, traces the rise of Christianity
in sub-Saharan Africa as compared with Europe, "Even in terms of formal adherence
to Christianity, sub-Saharan Africa will already have displaced Europe as the chief
Christian heartland within a mere quarter-century." Uganda has grown from 5.5 million
people in 1950 to over 23 million today, and conservative estimates call for 65 million
by 2050 (43 million of those will be Christian, and Jenkins believes that 50 million
Christians by mid century is possible). "At that point, there will be more self-describ^
Christians in Uganda than in nations like Germany or Britain. By some estimates, ^^
Uganda could by that point have more active church members than the four or five
largest European nations combined."
Several of our students will have the opportunity to work as volunteers with these
Ugandan ministries here in the United States next semester and hopefully in Africa
this coming summer. As you think of Bryan College this year, please pray that God
will continue to use Bryan students, faculty, and staff in global outreach and evangelism
for Christ and that the compelling message of the gospel will remain the focal goal of
all our ministries.
During this new year, I trust that we will all remember God's gift to us, His Son,
Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ, as our Creator, willingly came to earth to be born of His
creation, lived a perfect life to give us a glimpse of the Father, and was crucified by
the hands of His creation to give us access to the Father. God's gift to us, Jesus Christ,
is our risen Savior, and through Him we can enter into eternal life and know the
fulfillment of a life lived as God has designed for us since before the world began.
May God richly bless you and keep you in His care. As always, I invite you to
return to our beautiful campus and witness all that God is doing here, and do keep
us constantly in your prayers (Jeremiah. 33:3).
"But thanks be to God,
who continually leads us about,
captives in Christ's triumphant procession,
and everywhere uses us to reveal and spread abroad
the fragrance of the knowledge of himself!"
(II Corinthians 2:14 NiEB)
Stephen D. Livesay
look like me?"
The State of Christendom lecture
series is designed to help Bryan
students understand that the
answer to that question is a
resounding "No!" While a common
faith in Jesus Christ unites
Christians, a number of factors may
make believers forget that truth.
Beginning with the continent of
Africa, The State of Christendom
lecture series is designed to give
students a look at the face of
Christianity in other corners of the
.lobe. Speakers from Europe, Asia,
and South America are being
considered for lectures in the
Thanks to the generous support
of Reid Henson, a member of Signal
Mountain Presbyterian Church in
the Chattanooga area, the Rev.
Jackson Senyonga, founder and
senior pastor of Christian Life
Church of Kampala, and the Rev.
Peterson Sozi, founder of the
Presbyterian Church in Uganda and
director of the Back to God
Evangelistic Association, spoke
about their experiences and
ministries in Uganda.
Uganda is a nation of some 25.6
million persons with an area of
some 91,137 square miles, slightly
smaller than Oregon. The
population is about one-third
Protestant, a third Roman Catholic,
16 percent Muslim, and 18 percent
indigenous beliefs. The nation has
loved from a time of intense
;rsecution of Christians during
the idi Am in regime in the 1970s to
an era where the Gospel is having
a significant impact on the life and
culture of (he nation, ill
"Alive," "growing," "powerful," are words that describe the church in
Uganda, a church that survived and grew through bloody persecution, and
prospered as God responded to prayers of His people there.
This was the message two Ugandan pastors gave during the first State of
Christendom Lectures at Bryan in October. Jackson Senyonga, founder and
senior pastor of Christian Life Church in Kampala, and
Peterson Sozi, executive director and founder of Back
to God Evangelistic Association, gave two perspectives
on Uganda's revival during their lectures.
Today, the church in Uganda is a vital force in that
nation's culture, a fact both men attribute to the response
of God to the prayers of His people.
"God has transformed the political system," Mr.
Senyonga said. "There is prayer by our president, in the
state house, the courts. The crime rate is dropping and
police are coming to the churches and saying 'thank you.'
God is over our nation in a good way. It's like we have more angels in the cities
Uganda was not always like that. When Idi Amin came to power in 1971,
he instituted a reign of terror, seeking to establish himself as the unchallenged
Lessons from the 3 rd World Church
by Lloyd MilligacL.
The crime rate
are coming to
'thank you. '
We in our modern, self-sufficient society, could we have anything to learn
from the poverty-stricken Third World?
At first thought you might say "no." We are more advanced in our housing,
transportation, food production, education... the list goes on and on. What
lessons could we possibly learn from the very people our country is trying to
help with food aid and AIDS programs?
With our biblical worldview don't we see the world the way God sees it? I'm
afraid this is an ethnocentric view and the answer to this question is "no." And
the answer to the question about having something to learn from the Third
World church is "yes." You see, the problem is we see our biblical worldview
through the glasses of our culture. The cultural values we embrace color the
Reid Henson, left, and Dr.
Stephen bvesay chat wip-
the Rev. Peterson Sozi
following Mr. Sozi's State
of Christendom lecture in
October. Mr. Henson was
instrumental in bringing
Mr. Sozi, as well as the
Rev. Jackson Senyonga,
to Bryan for the State of
ruler and, with the financial backing of Muslim countries, to convert
Uganda to an Islamic state.
"Idi Amin killed missionaries; others ran for their lives," Pastor
Senyonga said. "He killed believers, even people like ambassadors.
The statistics say that at least every family had one
Pastor Sozi recalled that Christians met in secret
for fear of the government and its secret police.
One Sunday, the wife of a secret policeman brought
their son, who could walk only with crutches, to a
service without her husband's knowledge. After the
service, the boy was miraculously healed. "His mother
had to take him back to his father," he said. "He
wanted to know what had happened, and when
she told him, he said, 'Take me there. I want to
The believers still at the home where the service had been held
saw him coming. "We knew who he was by his haircut - they all had
their hair cut in a certain manner. He asked, 'Did you do this?' We
were afraid, so we said, 'No, Jesus did.' He believed and went and
say that at
family had l
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way we see the world. These values are so deeply seated
within us that we don't even realize that they are there. It
takes some pretty hard soul- and Scripture-searching to
distinguish between true biblical values and my culturally
tainted biblical values.
Let me give you an example. We in America are basically
time-conscious, hard-working individualists, whereas the
majority in the Third World would be event-conscious,
relationship-building communities. Whereas we would
focus our time on doing things and producing tilings,
individuals in the Third World would focus on building
and maintaining relationships for community harmony.
The question arises, where would Jesus fit in all this?
There are several instances where Jesus seemed more
focused on events and stayed extra davs to minister in
certain places before continuing his journey. And when
Nicodemus came at night, this did not seem to bother the
Master. Would we be as free with our time as this? You see,
for Jesus the events were more important than the schedule.
I think we would do well to learn some lessons here
about the importance of people and their souls, versus
guarding our time, which really isn't ours anyway, and
keeping to our schedules. Not an easy thing to do when
our society put:> such a high value on punctuality.
Unity is another area where we have much to learn from
a different perspective on the world.
Recently two pastors from Uganda came to Bryan to ^^
share about the revival in that country. In poverty and
severe persecution the Cliristians of Uganda have cried
out in desperation to God, and God has answered their
The Rev. Jackson
Senyonga delivers his
talk about the church in
Uganda to an audience
in the Rhea County
Room in October.
told his friends what had happened."
After Amin was deposed, the situation did not improve under the
new president, Pastor Senyonga said. "In desperation, we said, 'What
do we do?' We came to the point of saying, 'We don't know what to
do, but we know the One Who does.' That was the
beginning of a wonderful transformation story. It
began with prayer. People began to pray like
desperate people, like dying people.
"We were not praying for me, myself, and I,
not for our needs to be met, but praying for God
to come deliver our people. We were saying, 'Lord,
please come back to this nation; bring this nation
back to you.'"
Pastor Senyonga said when the people in his
fellowship realized that God has promised to "give
the nations for your inheritance" (Psalm 2:8), "we began to pray it
back to God."
This led him to realize that effective prayer for a nation involves
six steps: First, homes need to be covered under the canopy of prayer.
Second, churches need to be praying regularly. Third, believers in
to do, but
we know the
prayers. Are we desperate for God like that? All too often
I'm afraid the answer is "no." Our education and prosperity
have left us all too well-equipped to help ourselves out of
any trouble we find ourselves in. We pull ourselves up by
our own bootstraps and wonder why God seems so distant.
Agur the son of Jakeh writes in Proverbs 30:7-9 "O God, I
beg two favors from you before I die. First, help me never
to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty nor riches!
Give me just enough to satisfy my needs. For if I grow rich,
I may deny you and say, 'Who is the LORD?' And if I am
too poor, I may steal and thus insult God's holy name."
The Third World has no trouble seeing their need for
God's help. Even as a missionary in Papua New Guinea,
it took a long time for me to learn that it is a good thing to
ask for help. 1 love to help people. But it was hard for me
to ask for it. When we are stubbornly independent, we rob
those with the gift of helps from the joy of exercising their
gift, all because we are too proud to ask.
Space does not allow me to look at other lessons we
could learn from the Third World, or to look at these more
deeply. But if this has gotten you thinking, let me give you
a resource that deals with this topic. It's a little book called
Ministering Cross-Cult urnlly by Sherwood G. Lingenfelter
and Marvin K. Mayers (ISBN: 0-8010-5632-2). May your
vision be expanded.
Lloyd Milligan is an instructor in linguistics and missionary-
in-residence at Bryan College, on loan from Wycliffe Bible
Bryan student Tiffany
Manz interviews the
Rev. Peterson Sozi
following his lecture.
communities must gather together to pray, despite their different church
affiliations. Fourth, communities in cities must unite to pray. Fifth, there
must be a united, coordinated effort regularly to pray for the nation. Finally,
there must be prayer for the nations of the earth.
"Those six levels of prayer have transformed the nation of Uganda,"
he said. "We prayed and God happened to people. I had to go to my church
and say 'stop bringing your friends.' We had to build a better leadership
base to follow up with visitors and new believers." As the people prayed,
the church grew, from an initial group of seven to membership of more
than 7,000 after just one year.
Pastor Senyonga said that while God is working in a mighty way, and
Ugandans are coming to faith in Christ in large numbers, the church there
needs to expand its work beyond evangelism. He
said Muslims are establishing schools and colleges
in an effort to win the minds - and hearts - of the
people, and Christians must do the same.
Pastor Sozi, on the other hand, said he has "retired"
as a pastor and now leads the Back to God Evangelistic
Association, which operates orphanages, leadership
training programs, HIV/AIDS awareness programs
and medical clinics, and provides support to other
groups wanting further theological training.
He encouraged students to grow in knowledge of
God's Word - the light - without sacrificing the
passion - the fire - for Christ. "We need the light
and the fire."
And like Pastor Senyonga, he emphasized that
transformation of a society "begins on our knees."
The miracles that the church in Uganda has experienced have come as a
result of the prayers of God's people. "When we talk about miracles, people
think we are televangelists," he said. "But God is still kind. He is still the
great 'I Am.' He does not change."
God will transform lives, so individuals can be a transforming agent in
society, Pastor Senyonga said. "I pray you may be a transformation agent.
The Lord has called all of you to take prayer to the next level in your life.
You have to do the right thing first. Pay the price through prayer." Ill
As the people
from an initial
of more than
just one year.
91,121 sq. mi.
Roman Catholic 33%
indigenous beliefs 18%
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Ken Baker Excited About
Seeds of the Gospel are
taking root throughout Africa, and Ken Baker, '76, has
had a part in this through his ministry with SIM.
Ken, with his wife, Gwen, are in their sixth term
Vlh SIM, working as church planters in eastern Niger,
en also serves as SIM deputy director in the area.
"During my seminary years I was greatly influenced
toward ministry in Africa by Tokunboh Adeyemo,
general secretary of the Association of Evangelicals of
Africa, who had grown up in SIM-related churches. He
challenged me (and Steve Strauss, '76, and six other
fellows), to come to Africa. At the time, SIM was the
largest mission focused
exclusively on Africa, so it
seemed like a good fit."
Preparation for seminary ^ ^^
and ministry came as he earned
a history degree at Bryan. "By
far, the most significant aspect
of preparation was the impact
certain professors had on my
life," Ken said. "Bob Andrews,
Bob Spoede, and Gary Phillips
were excellent mentors, and they continue to be very
special friends and supporters in our lives and ministry.
Their godly example and encouragement left a life-long
^^ Ken and Gwen met during their first term, in Liberia.
Riey were on church-planting teams, Ken in the capital
Monrovia and Gwen in the interior. "I was invited to
teach at a Bible conference in her region, and the rest is
history," he said. "History" now
includes David, 17; Michelle, 15; and
After service in Liberia, the family
moved to Ivory Coast, and most recently
to Niger, primarily in church planting. All along,
Ken has had a continuing ministry of pastoring and
encouraging their SIM colleagues. He also has served
in administrative roles, including service as the West
African representative for SEvl's International Advisory
Over the years, the Bakers have seen fundamentalism
and radicalism growing, together with the influence of
Islamic sects. Along with those have come the fear and
reality of persecution for believers, not to mention the
daily challenge of living in a harsh climate where physical
and spiritual needs are abundant.
While there are challenges, they are encouraged by
national believers involved in outreach as never before,
and in the "tremendous
witness Christian family life
has in the culture." Leadership
in the national church also is
developing and strengthening
in exciting ways, he said.
Ken said he has come to
realize that "the center of
gravity in global Christianity
has moved south and east"
from the United States, a fact
most North American Christians have not grasped.
"Instead, American Christians largely retain the
perception that they are the world's benefactor, politically
and spiritually. We Americans tend to prefer the
teacher/giver role over the learner /receiver role. Those
Christians who have endured so much for their faith
have so much to teach us about perseverance in suffering
for Christ." fM
Members of the Lady Lions' basketball team include,
from left, seated, Abigail Snead, Jessica Colvin,
Stephanie Huttenhoff, Kate Stnmk, Liz Bass, Sarah
Bass, and Valerie Huttenhoff. Standing are Assl.
Coach Corey Mullins, Talor Armstrong, Lacey
Swanson, Brittany Swanson, Anna Rusch, Katie
Wliite, and Coach Matt Bollant.
LADY LIONS AIMING HIGH
Last season's 29-9 record will be just
a warm-up for the Lady Lions if Coach Matt
Bollant's pre-season expectations are met.
tS%'*' ^?'\ L *V^' rhe Lady Lions, who advanced to
J5- the NCCAA national tournament, return
the top eight players from last year and have
added two outstanding freshmen. One of
those, Brittany Swanson, "has a realistic
chance of being an all-conference player,"
Coach Bollant said.
"I expect the team to be better this
year in every aspect of the game," the coach
said. "Our understanding of the game is
good. We have intelligent players who
understand the game and what I want."
Heading the returning cast is last year's conference Player of the Year, Liz Bass.
Her sister, Sarah, "is the best defensive player, probably the best all-around player
in the conference. Katie Wliite can score inside and out."
Stephanie and Valerie Huttenhoff, Kate Strunk, and Talor Armstrong will provide
strong support, bolstered by freshman Jessica Colvin and, after volleyball and soccer
seasons end, by Anna Rusch and Abigail Snead.
"I think shooting is our biggest strength. In our first game we shot 57 percent
against a pretty good defensive team," the coach said. "I think we can get better on
defense. Last year we scored 80 points per game and had one of the best defenses
in the conference. But to be a championship team, we have to be better on defense."
"Winning the conference championship comes down to winning close games.
Last year we lost two close gamest to Wesleyan. If we had won either of them we
would have won the conference," he said.
NEDDO BIDS "ADIEU" TO BRYAN
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Bryan women's soccer Coach Marc Neddo,
'92, has announced his resignation effecrh e
at the end of the fall
semester to begin
work in a camping
ministry in Europe.
started the women's
soccer program at Bryan, taking it from a club
sport in 1994 to a varsity team in 1996. In his
eight years he compiled a 53-75-4 record and
his team earned 3 trips to the NCCAA national tournament.
Athletic Director Sandy Zensen said, "Marc played for me as
my starting keeper in 1990-'91. He was a great keeper and a great
coach. He has taken the women's program and done a great job
with it. He's well-respected in the conference. I'm going to miss
Mr. Neddo will begin work with Greater Europe Mission's
Camp of the Peaks in the French Alps. He will assist the program
director with planning camps, then rim the camp sessions. "I've
been working there in the summers since 1998, and they've asked
me for a long time to do this," Mr. Neddo said. "I said all along it
was a good idea, but not a 'God idea,' but now it's a God idea. I'm
taking a step of faith; there are a lot of unanswered questions, but
I'm confident this is the right thing to do at this point in my life."
He said he has enjoyed his time coaching. "The fulfilling part
in being the first coach is having a hand in building the program
and seeing how far they have come. We are competitive, getting
recognition, and being respected by other teams in the conference."
BRYAN COLLEGE $
MEN'S SOCCER TEAM FINISHES
Pride in accomplishment overcame disappointme
championship match as the Lions' soccer team finishe
record, the best in memory-
Coach Sandy Zensen said the team's 18-3 record. .
NAIA, made this year better than expected. "The teac
and as the season wore on, they began to believe
the coach said. "Plus, we had depth." Those factors a
The Lions lost only to Virginia Intermont and Ten:
season, but came back and avenged the loss to Weseh
"Two games stand out," Coach Zensen said. "Cov
our field, and the tournament game with Intermont. V
did. After losing to them during the regular season, we
While he praised the team for its accomplishment, I
captains Josh Ray and Russell Courtney, togetri
Marshall. "They provided leadership, stability, Imcl e\
Freshman Corey Remillard, "a very mature playe;
competitor. He played about every position on the fie
And keeper Jonathan Sutton ended the season wil
including seven shutouts. "He came up with big save
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t for a loss in the tournament
their 2003 season with an 18-3
iwluding a top-20 ranking in the
as tight. Relations were strong,
[mselves. Their confidence grew,"
nrributed to a 15-game winning
essee Wesleyan during the regular
in during the tournament,
riant, because we beat our rival on
fe had something to prove, and we
ed we could play at mat level."
E had special recognition for senior
-s- 4. , s Henry Barrios and Jamal
wnmce," he said.
I r his age (a freshman), is a great
ti a .82 goals-against average,
throughout the year."
Members of the Lions' basketball team include, from left,
seated, lames Williams, Chris Travis, Dillon McElroy,
Coach Morris Michalski. Jim Hanson, Gabe Johnscm, and
Jordan Musselman. Standing arc Asst. Coach Tern/ Hill,
Brandon Ovitt, Troy Bradley, Tyler Cooke, Gabe Greener,
Michael Stone. Matt Graziano, ]oe Graziano, \onalhan
Little, and Ryan Perkins.
A young Lions basketball team will
take on the challenge of improving on
last year's 13-19 record and making
Bryan a force to be reckoned with in the
Appalachian Athletic Conference this
season, Coach Morris Michalski believes.
While the team is young - only three
seniors, and only one of them is playing
his fourth year of college basketball -
the coach said there is potential for
achievement. "There's enough promise
to make me think that later on we could
be good, but it will be challenging for
us to persist and grow. The season
opener against Bluefield exposed some
things that exposed our youth, but we
looked a little commanding and disciplined against Atlanta Christian in our second
game," he said.
Coach Michalski is looking to seniors Chris Travis, Iris only four-year player;
Dillon McElroy, one of two team members playing a third season; and'jim Hanson,
playing his second semester of college ball, to provide leadership to the young
team, which includes 10 new players. He expects Michael Stone, a junior, to play
a strong role, along with sophomore Jonathan Little, who had "an outstanding
He also is excited about Gabe Johnson, a sophomore transfer, who will become
eligible next semester. "He is so tenacious, solid, and potent at both ends of the
floor," the coach said. "I expect him to be an ail-conference player before he's done."
Dillon McElroy has all-conference potential as well, he added. "Unquestionably,
he is the best shooter in our league."
Coach Michalski is concerned about the health of his squad since five players
are recovering from off-season or early-season injuries. "We will have a good year
if we stay healthy and be patient through the growth process. We can't let the initial
growing pains take away from our pursuit of excellence."
He expects Bluefield, King, Tennessee Wesleyan, and University of Virginia-
Wise to be the teams to beat in the conference, but he's counting on his team to
make a strong showing as they gain experience.
WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM FINISHES 7-6
A lot of heart and high intensity helped propel the Lady Lions' soccer team to
a 7-6 regular-season record, to the NCCAA regional championship, and to the national
tournament for the third year in a row.
Coach Marc Neddo said the team's accomplishment came despite having more
than half the players new to the squad. "I knew going in with over 50 percent new
players that it would not be an easy season as far as maintaining the level we had
achieved. But the girls worked hard to be successful, and I think they succeeded."
They succeeded to the point of being listed in the Top 10 of the NCCAA all
season, and finished the regular season ranked No. 8 nationally and first in the
"One goal was to beat a team we haven't beaten," the coach said, "and we did
that. We came from behind to beat King 3-2." They also tied AAC powerhouse
Virginia Intermont, and lost a second meeting with VI in double overtime. "To do
that, the girls have to be playing up to their ability," the coach said.
Another highlight was a 7-3 victory over traditional NAIA power Belhaven.
"That was a benchmark of what we can do if we make up with intensity and heart
what we lack in skill and experience," he said.
Coach Neddo had special praise for forwards Abigail Snead, who led the AAC
in points at the end of the regular season and led the NCCAA nationally, and Renee
Delmotte, "a dangerous player, skilled on the ball and a good outside shot." Renee
was seventh in the NCCAA nationally in assists."
He called Aubre Mjohlus "our engine in the midfield. She provided a lot of
energy." Michelle Unsicker anchored the defense, and keeper Heather Couch "had
a very commendable freshman season."
Anna Hanger moved from forward to defense to cover needs there. "She is a
dependable player who always gives her best." And Kat Hogan, another freshman,
saw action all over the field. "Wherever I put her, she strengthened the field."
COURTNEY NCCAA PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Bryan senior defender Russell Courtney was named the 2003 National Christian College
Athletic Association (NCCAA) Men's Soccer Player of the Year and received the 2003 NCCAA
Kyle Rote, Jr. Award.
Serving as team captain and anchoring the Lion defense, Courtney also earned a nomination
for NCCAA All- American honors. Coach Sandy Zensen said, "Persevering with the heart of a
lion is how we all see Russell, not only on the soccer field but on campus. He leads by example
whether he is with his team or within a small group Bible study."
Overcoming a broken back and a broken leg throughout his career has only strengthened
his resolve to excel in all areas of life. "Russell Courtney best represents the spirit of the NCCAA.
He is a fine young man, a man of character who will continue to be an asset to the Kingdom of
God and the cause of Jesus Christ. He is an outstanding athlete and, most important, a great human being who God will
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ use to reach the next generation," added Zensen.
LION ROYALTY CROWNED
Russell Courtney and
Coach Sandy Zensen
Amanda Immel, a senior
history major, was crowned
homecoming queen, and
Tim Opelt, a senior
science and church music
major, was crowned king
during Bryan's homecoming
festivities Oct. 4. Hundreds
of alumni returned to
campus for the weekend
which began with Dr.
Livesay's inauguration as
Bryan's seventh president
on Oct. 3, and culminated
with an alumni worship
service on Oct. 5.
VOLLEYBALL TEAM 3RD IN
A strong tournament effort capped the volleyball team's
season as the Lady Lions finished third after upsetting Brevard
and University of Virginia-Wise along the way.
"It was a good tournament for us," Coach Jerri Morgan
said. "The girls played well. It was good to come together and
have a good finish." The team finished fifth in the regular season
standings, and, including tournament play, were 16-15 overall
and 13-10 in the conference.
Coach Morgan said she was excited with the way the team
started the season, building on last year's 17-7 record. "We had
a lot of new people come in or change positions this year, so I
thought we would have to start over with a lot of things. It
was exciting to see a strong start, and that kept my expectations
high though the season. It shows how hard they worked to get
The coach had particular praise for seniors Anna Rusch
and Alissa Stoneberger, and junior Randi Mellon. Anna "really
stepped up for us," she said. She led the team in kills and blocks.
Randi "ran the offense with her setting." Alissa "was a strong
outside hitter for us. She switched to that position this year."
FALL SPORTS HONORS
A number of Bryan athletes have received honors for
their performance on the field or court this fall. They
Josh Ray, First Team All-AAC; Russell Courtney and
Jamal Marshall, Second Team All-AAC; Dan
Harvey and Corey Remillard, Third Team All-
Henry Barrios, Craig Biddy, Tim Franklin, Dan
Harvey, Jordan Mattheiss, and Mark Ramsey,
Academic All-Conference Team.
Dr. Sandy Zensen was named AAC and NCCAA
Mid-East Region Coach of the Year, and the team
received the AAC Champions of Character Team
Russell Courtney, Jamal Marshall and Josh Ray were
named to the NCCAA Mid-East All-Region Team.
Abigail Snead, First Team All- AAC; Aubre Mjolhus,
Second Team AU-ACC; Michelle Unsicker and
Heather Couch, Third Team All-AAC.
Anna Hanger, Jessica Hogan, Aubre Mjolhus, and
Daven Petitte were named to the Academic All-
The team received the AAC Champions of Character
Heather Couch, Renee Delmotte, Anna Hanger,
Aubre Mjolhus, Abigail Snead, and Michelle
Unsicker were named to the NCCAA Mid-East
Mr. Marc Neddo was named the NCCAA Mid-East
Region Coach of the Year.
Anna Rusch and Randi Mellon were named to the
All Conference and the All Tournament teams. .
Abby Humphrey was named to the All Freshman
team in the A AC.
Anna Rusch, Rebecca Rusch, Randi Mellon, Melissa
Conner, and Christine Pratt were named All
Conference Scholar Athletes.
ED, '39, and JOYCE (HIRSCHY),
40, DEROSSET celebrated their
o2nd wedding anniversary in
August. Their son, Ed, was installed
interim president of Union
Allege in Barbourville, Ky., later
ERNIE, '52, and LOIS
(CARTWRIGHT), '54x, LEE spent
! month in the Solomon Islands in
a te 2002 when Ernie received the
Cross of the Solomon Islands from
the governor general. While there,
they attended the 25th anniversary
celebration of the Solomon Islands
Translation Advisory Group. Work
continues in the States on translation
i the Koru Old Testament, but the
effort has been slowed by financial
constraints that have limited the
salary for their Koru assistant.
Roger and NAOMI
(HILDEBRAND), '55, WALKWITZ
attended a conference of the Asia
Pacific Messianic Fellowship in
Baguio City, Philippines, in June,
with more than 150 attending from
the Philippines, Indonesia, and
Japan. On the last day of the
1 1 inference the ambassador from
el attended a special cultural
^^sentation of how people from the
BIBAK region received the Bible. At
the ambassador's invitation, Roger
and Naomi attended Israel's 55th
Independence Day celebration in
Roger Wnlhifitz with
Ted and SHIRLEY (SMILEY), '57,
KLINGSMITH live in Denver,
Colo., where they celebrated a family
reunion with their five children and
18 grandchildren last summer. They
were anticipating a Smiley family
reunion this summer.
Garv and ALICE
(TOBELMANN), '59, FREDRICKS
participated in a Campus Crusade
conference in the Rocky Mountains
in July, ministering to Crusade staff
from overseas assignments. Gary
was the Bible teacher for the
conference, and he and Alice helped
"debrief" international staff on their
return to the States.
WAYNE FUNDERBURG, '60, is
in the process of retiring as a new
state director of Child Evangelism
Fellowship assumes responsibilities
in Michigan. Wayne said he plans
to spend time catching up on
household work, and hopes to
attend homecoming next October.
He and his wife, Gay, plan to enjoy
getting to know their newest grand-
daughter who was born in Mav.
SYLVIA (TOLIVER), '67,
MACNEILL recently earned
certification as a Specialist in Blood
Banking (SBB) from the American
Society for Clinical Pathology Board
of Registry. The SBB designation is
a highly respected indicator of
expertise in immunohematology
and blood banking. Sylvia has
worked in the field of medical
technology since completing
medical technology school in 1968.
Since 1996, she has been a reference
technologist for the American Red
Cross in Columbia, S.C., where she
and her husband, Daniel, live.
teachers from Rhea County who
attended the Tennessee Education
Association's annual summer
leadership conference in July. June
is a teacher at Rhea Central
Elementary School in Dayton.
John and JOYCE (BUICE), 70x,
LARRABEE report from
Urucurituba, Brazil, that Joyce's
health is improving after a change
in medications this summer. She had
a strong allergic reaction to several
things in the tropics that went
undiagnosed for several months.
Recently they were able to buy a
100-acre tract in the New Hope
community, where they have begun
construction of a church.
LINDA BURNETT, 73, has taken
a leave of absence from active service
with UFM International and is
seeking a position as a teacher in
Florida. After serving in New
Mexico, Hawaii, the Philippines, and
China, she plans to spend the next
part of her life at her new home in
STEVE, '79, and Dorris
STEVENSON, missionaries with
SEND International, have traveled
from Hong Kong to the U.S. to Spain
to the Czech Republic and more this
year as they attend to the work of
their ministry. Their trips to the
States included attending a SEND
conference and to spend Mother's
Day with their daughter, Melody,
and to visit Steve's mother.
Dave and JAN (WIGGERS), '79,
BOTH WELL traveled to Indonesia
to represent J AARS at a conference
in June. It was the first time in eight
years for Jan to visit Indonesia. In
May, their daughter, Jaimee,
graduated from college. Their son,
Justin, is a sophomore in college.
Dave serves as senior vice president
of international services for J AARS.
DAVID TROMANHAUSER, '80,
recently moved back to Dayton with
his two sons, Josh, 16, and Daniel,
11. He is working for DAVID
SNYDER, '87, at VOLstate Internet.
David is coaching Daniel's soccer
team and "trying to stay ahead of
the boys on the golf course."
Daniel, David, ami josh Tromanliauser
TOM BRANSON, '80, and his
son, DAVID, '03, spent July in
Kenya, Tom teaching Greek to
national pastors and David repairing
automobiles. Their experience was
so positive that they're planning to
return next July, taking more people
to help remodel an orphanage and
do more mechanic work.
JAMES, '81, and KAREN
(CROWDER), '80, ASHLEY
returned to the States in July from
the Solomon Islands where they
serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators
to begin a year of furlough. They
arrived in time to help celebrate
James' parents' 50th wedding
anniversary. Then, on Oct. 18, their
son KENT/03, and Natalie
McDonald, a senior at Bryan, were
married in her home town of
Prestonsburg, Ky. James and Karen,
with their daughter, Susan, will be
headquartered in Midlothian, Texas,
ALEC, '83, and TAMMY
(GRAHAM), '84x, HARRISON
celebrated the graduation of their
daughter, Natasha, from high school
this spring, before they returned to
Brazil, where they serve with
Wycliffe Bible Translators.
jaimee, Jan, Dave, and Justin Botlmvll
JUNE (CROSBIE), '70,
POINSETT was one of three
Jeff and MARTHA (THOMAS),
'80, DINGUS report 15 young
people accepted Christ as Savior
during camp this summer.
Following the camp season, their
family was treated to a trip to
Yellowstone National Park, where
they stayed for a week before their
daughter, Sarah, enrolled at Bryan.
Alec and Tammy Harrison, Yvonne,
Jessica, Andrew, and Natasha
ANDY, '83, and CAROL
(PERS1ANI), '85, PATTON and
their six children were planning to
leave their home in Crownsville,
Md., for Iquitos, Peru, where Andy
will direct construction and initial
operation of the Memorial Sports
Complex for the Association of
Baptists for World Evangelism. The
center, being developed in memory
of missionaries killed when their
plane was shot down in 2001, will
be used as an evangelistic and
church support tool in Iquitos.
Andy ami Giro/ Patlon, Kalie, Linda,
Emily, Kate, Charlie, and Allison
DICK HART, '83, has agreed to
serve as the SIM ministry
coordinator in Cochabamba, Bolivia,
overseeing the ministries of about
25 missionaries. His responsibilities
include evaluating ministries,
communication with missionaries
and national church leaders, and
travel details for SIM missionaries.
Pete and MARY ELLEN
(LILLEY), '83, KLUCK are settled
in Lutz, Fla., during their furlough
from service in Cameroon with
Wycliffe. They will be missionaries-
in-residence at their home church in
Tampa and work as area
representatives for Wycliffe. They
plan to return to Cameroon next
Brad and KATHY (DALLINGA),
'84, KOENIG and their family have
relocated from Cameroon to
Hopkinsville, Ky., where they are
considering God's direction for their
Six members of the Class of 1985
held their own reunion in June in
San Antonio, Texas. Pictured, from
left, front, are SUSAN
(GOLDMANN) NOFZINGER of
Dublin, Ohio, and SARA
(BENEDICT) STUART of Kansas
City, Mo. Back are PRISCILLA
(COLLINS) THACHER of Midland,
Texas; LORI (BOLES) GARTNER
of Shrewsbury, Pa.; KIM (SEXTON)
CORBETT of Palmetto, Fla.; and
JULIE (LILLEY) SHEPARD of
BOB, '86, and AMY
(BECKHAM), '87, HAY have
returned from their service in Japan
with SEND International. They are
praying for direction from the Lord
for their next steps in ministry.
During the fall and early winter they
are planning an extensive trip to
visit friends and supporters
throughout the eastern United
Tim and BETH (BRANSON), '87,
WOOD have returned to the United
States for furlough from their service
with Africa Inland Mission in
Mozambique. They plan to be
headquartered in Arlington Heights,
111., until Mav 2004.
ANDY and KAY (POWELL)
BRUNER, both '88, have moved to
Dallas, Texas, where they are hoping
to complete translation of the New
Testament for the Arosi people of
the Solomon Islands. They expect to
spend the next two years completing
the project and preparing for their
next assignment with Wycliffe Bible
(PINDER) PRIEST, both '92, live in
Louisville, Ky., where Lenore works
in the medical records department
for a medical practice, and Charles
works as an instrumental music
consultant for the Kentucky Baptist
Convention. He is a pre-doctoral
student in music at the Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary. Their
daughter, Katie, is in kindergarten.
TIM, '92, and JODI (ROUSE),
'93, WEHSE announce the birth of
their son, T.J., on Dec. 8, 2002. T.J.
joins his sister, Celena, 4. The Wehse
family lives in Las Vegas, Nev.,
where Tim is associate pastor of
Grace Evangelical Free Church and
Jodi is a homemaker.
Eric and JENNIFER (JONES), '90,
DIAZ announce the birth of their
son, Luke Andres, on Aug. 8. Luke
weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz., and was 21
1 /2 inches long. The Diaz family
lives in Davie, Fla.
Jim and BETH (HORNISH), '90,
ALMACK, spent much of their
summer visiting family and friends
and participating in TEAM'S
orientation week as they prepare for
ministry in Spain. A highlight was
a trip to Barbados with Jim's sister
and her husband.
GREG and CHRISSY
(CAMPBELL) BARKMAN, both
'91, have finished their first weeks
of training at the JAARS Center in
Waxhaw, N.C., as they prepare for
missionary sendee in Papua New
KEVIN, '91, and KARLA
(TRAMMELL), '93, BOOT left the
States in October for Curitiba, Brazil,
where they will be ministering with
CHARLES and LENORE
SARAH (KINEY), '93, gave birth to
their third child, Patrick Daniel, on
Aug. 24. Patrick weighed 7 lbs., 14
oz., and was 21 inches long. Patrick
joins brother Malcolm, 4, and sister
Madeline, 2. Tim is associate pas!
of First Presbyterian Church in s^.
Weaverville, N.C., serving with
senior pastor BRUCE K. LAX, '80.
Members qfCharbe Company t'ln 08th
Engineer Battalion are \>h Hired with a
banner signed by Bryan students to
encourage members of the armed forces
luring the war in Iraq.
Jarrel and ANNETTE (STONE),
'93, WATT announce the birth of
their first child, Jenna Faith, on July
24. Jenna weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz., and
was 20 1 /2 inches long. Annette is
an assistant high school choir
director in Arlington, Texas, and she
and Jarrel are active in the music
ministry of their church.
DAVID and MEREDITH (LISS)
TILLY, both '93, have completed
orientation school in preparation for
their sendee with Africa Inland
Mission at Rift Valley Academy in
Kenya. Their training covered a
range of topics from personality
theory and conflict management to
how Africans survive day-to-dav.
Rodney and ANNETTE
(STEELE), '94, MILLER announce
the birth of their second daughter,
Hanna Faith, on June 28. The Miller
family now lives in North
Lauderdale, Fla., where Rodney is
pastor of youth and family
ministries at their church.
RACHEL (SNYDER), '96, and
Wade ORTEGO are planning to join
Adventures in Missions as leaders
of their "First Year Missionary''
program in Philadelphia, Pa., in
December. They will be living wi
and discipling 18- to 25-year-olds^^
the inner city, training them to be
missionaries. For the past four years,
they have lived in Butler, Pa., where
Wade has been pastor of student
and community ministries and
Rachel has helped lead worship.
They also rejoice in the birth of their
first child, Matthew, on Nov. 10,
MATT, '96, and Cathy JONES
announce the birth of Hannah Renee
on Sept. 3. Hannah weighed 8 lbs.,
11 oz., and was 21 inches long. The
Jones family lives in Arlington,
Charts and Hanna Miller
TIM FARY, '95, returned home in
August from deployment with the
478th Combat Engineering Battalion
to Iraq and Kuwait. Tim, a chaplain
and first lieutenant, sened the 478th
as battalion chaplain during the
battalion's deployment. Three weeks
after returning home, his wife,
MICHAEL and AMY (FLO^
TERRELL, both '96, announce I
birth of their daughter, Hannah
Rose, on May 23. Hannah weighed
8 lbs., 12 oz., and was 20 1 /2 inches
long. She joins big brother Ethan, 3.
In June, KRISTY (GEORGE)
FORD, '94, and her son, Zachary,
visited the Terrells at their home in
Zachary Ford and Ethan Terrell
RICKY and HILARY (DAVIS)
SMITH, both '96, announce the birth
of their daughter, Tennyson Kyle
Mnith, on Oct. 3. She weighed 7 lbs.,
2 ozs., and was 20 in. long.
KRISTY (DILLER), '97, and Jeff
WOLFE announce the birth of their
second daughter, Kami Rachel, on June
y>. Kami weighed 8 lbs, 15 oz. She
mhs sister Deanna and brother Jared.
I DANIEL and MISCHA (GANN)
%DOT, both '97, announce the birth
if their son, Josiah Daniel, on Sept.
22, Josiah was 7 lbs., 13 oz., and was
20 1/2 inches long. The Boot family
lives in Lawrenceville, Ga.
DANIEL BEERY, '97x, won the
men's pair with coxswain" division
<r (he world championship in
rowing in August. Dan got into
rowing in 1997, was cut from his
ESt attempt to qualify for the U.S.
national team, then lost competitions
• advance to world meets in 1998,
1999 (twice), 2000, and 2001. His
-i\th attempt, in 2002, resulted in a
second-place finish before his gold-
medal performance in 2003. "The
most significant part of this
accomplishment is not a gold
medal," Dan said. "The significant
part is that 1 never gave up. Just like
Coach Michalski used to say, 'Never
underestimate the heart of a Lion.'"
Brandon and AMANDA (HICKS),
'98, PARIS announce the birth of their
first child, Clarity Elizabeth, on July
9, Clarity weighed 7 lbs, 2 oz., and
was 20 1/2 inches long. The Paris
family lives in East Ridge, Tenn.
TRAVIS and ELIZABETH
(OLSEN) SMITH, both '98x,
announce the birth of their son
Jackson Travis. Jackson was born
Sept. 28, and weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz.,
and was 19 1/2 inches long. The
Smith family lives in Pikeville, Tenn.
RACHEL (CRUMPLER), '98, and
Brad WILLIAMS announce the
birth of their son, Jacob Marion, on
Aug. 28. Jacob weighed 10 lbs., 2 oz.
The Williams family lives in Dothan,
BRYAN PRUDHOMME, '99, and
Sandra Lowery were married Sept.
5 in Johnson City, Tenn. Both Bryan
and Sandra are fourth-year medical
students at James H. Quillen College
of Medicine in Johnson City.
Kevin BRYAN announce the birth
of their first child, Alexis Lauren, on
Aug. 22. She was 6 lbs., 10 oz., and
19 1/2 inches long.
AMANDA NOVAK, '00x, and
Michael Dodson were married June
21, in Oak Lawn, 111. MICHELLE
RICH, '00, was a bridesmaid.
Amanda and Michael live in
Bridgeview, 111. Michael is manager
at a glass repair company and
Amanda sells auto insurance.
Michael and Amanda Dodson with
Michelle Rich, front
MATT, '00, and LAURIE
(BLANTON), '99, PIERCE are
beginning a three-year assignment
in Iran with the Mennonite Central
Committee's Iran Student Exchange
program. The Mennonite Central
Committee is the service,
development, and relief agency of
North American Mennonite and
Brethren in Christ churches.
TRAVIS, '01, and Canaan
STEVENS announce the birth of
their son, Riley Sturdivant, on Sept.
12, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Riley
weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz., and was 20
inches long. Travis directs the
Worldview Team at Bryan.
ARMANDO, '01, and
SHANNON (THEOBALD), '01x,
DURANTE announce the birth of
their first son, Ethan Xavier, on July
3. Ethan was five weeks premature
and spent the first two weeks of his
life in the neonatal intensive care
unit. He is home and doing well.
Armando is director for an audio-
visual company, and Shannon is a
stay-at-home mom in San Antonio,
JALENA CRUSE, '01, and Aaron
Howard were married Oct. 11, in
Dayton, Tenn. The Howards live in
Dayton, where Jalena works in the
Summit office at Bryan and Aaron
is a sales consultant for Charlie
BRYON ROSSI, '01, and
JOANNA STONE, '02, were
married Sept 20, in Greeneville,
Tenn. Joanna is special events
coordinator for the Bryan
Admissions office, and Bryon is
lead singer and bass guitarist for the
ROBIN WEDEKIND, '01, and
Dean Sarigumba were married Nov.
15, in Clearwater, Fla. Robin and
Dean live in Clearwater where she
is developing her own massage
therapy business and he is working
as a senior financial analyst at HSN.
ROBIN (HARROW), '01, and
KRISTI LESTMANN, '02, and
Adam Dyer were married Oct. 11,
at Fort Bluff Camp on Dayton
Mountain. Kristi is a daughter of
DR. PHIL and DARLENE
LESTMANN, both '03H, and the
sister of KERI-LYNN PAULSON,
'00, and Katie and Kalani Lestmann,
current students. Kristi is a teacher
at Graysville Elementary, and Adam
is a computer technician for the Rhea
County Department of Education.
With The Lord
WILLIAM F. KERR, '39, of
Rosalia, Wash., died Feb. 20. He is
survived bv his wife, Ruth.
The Rev.'HERBERT L. SHAY, '43,
of Jamestown, N.Y., died Sept. 7. He
is survived by his wife, Carol, and
JOHN LACEY, '52, died Feb. 4.
He is survived by his wife, Charlene,
in Stevensville, Mont.
JOANNE (PHILLIPS), '58, FORD
died Feb. 4. She is survived by her
husband, Lynn Ford, in Anaheim,
WESLEY HATCH, '64x, died
Aug. 15, after a battle with
melanoma. Wes had lived in St.
DENNIS L. WILKINS, '64, of
Hickory Corners, Mich., died Aug.
6, after a 10-year struggle with
cancer. He retired in January as chief
of police of Ross Township after
serving 25 1/2 years. He is survived
bv his wife, MARY (ALDRICH),
'63, WILKINS and three children.
Betty W. Geisemann, retired
chemistry professor, died Sept. 11.
She is survived by her husband, Jim,
who also taught at Bryan, five
children, and 11 grandchildren.
Robin and Dean Sarigumba
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the willingness of
the professors to
guide me and
teach me how to
think, not what to
j Dr. Livesay, Jim Barth '57, and I, along
J with other members of the
Advancement office, have just
completed a whirlwind Presidential Tour of 12
cities where we have concentrations of Bryan
College alumni. As far away as Dallas and
Orlando and as close as Dayton and Chattanooga,
BC alumni gathered to meet Dr. Livesay face-to-
face and hear his heart on the future of your alma
As a result of the meetings, three new alumni
chapters are being established — Atlanta, Orlando,
and Richmond, Va. Aaron, '03, and Christine, '01,
St. Jacques will be hosting a Super Bowl Party
for alums in the Atlanta area for their first meeting
in January. Dr. Phil, '70, and Maye Hayes, '71,
Jepson will be forming a new chapter in
Richmond, and Greg, '89, and Shannon
Vandergrift will begin a new chapter after the
first of the year in Orlando. Alums in those areas
will be receiving invitations to these new BC
alumni chapter gatherings.
If you are interested in getting a chapter going
in your area, please contact me at 423/775-7308
or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to provide
you with faculty, staff, and students to address
and fellowship with your chapter as well as give
you tips on how to have a successful alumni
At each Presidential Tour dinner, Dr. Livesay
highlighted current Bryan students from the area
in which the meeting was held. He flashed their
picture on screen and then gave a brief bio of
each. Then he would read aloud a few words
from each student describing their choice of Bryan
and the education they have received here.
You would have been very encouraged to hear
what current students have to say about what is
still taking place on the "hill." One student's
words in particular struck a chord in me that
made me want to stand up and shout a hearty
Amen! Naturally, I contained myself, but now I
don't have to.
Ben Williams is a senior English literature
major/writing minor from Midlothian, Texas.
His father attended Dallas Theological Seminary
with Dr. Bill Brown and current Bible professor
Dr. David Fouts.
"I heard tons of great things about Bryan —
nothing negative. I was attracted by the
community aspect that the school was small
enough for students to interact with professors,"
Ben said. l
Ben said this about his education at Bryan: ^^
Bryan's willingness to confront issues of culture
honestly has influenced me in the -amy I think and
tlic way I see the world. It has given me a consistency
in my life based on absolutes, instead of relativism.
This gives meaning and purpose for a vocation for
kingdom building, not just a job. I've appreciated
the willingness of the professors to guide me and
teach me how to think, not what to think. I didn't
get answers, but a toolbox."
Wow! I couldn't have put it any better if I had
scripted it myself. Not at Bryan!
God's word tells us in Matthew 22:37: "Jesus
replied, 'You must love the Lord your God with
all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.'"
Many churches and Christian institutions of
higher learning do a great job of teaching how to
love God with heart and soul but fall short in the
mind area by seemingly opening student's minds
and pouring in answers instead of providing the
resources of a well-equipped toolbox.
What more can I say? Bryan College is a highly
competitive, nationally ranked college that puts
Christ Above All. It is also a college for the L
intellectually curious Christian who wants to ne
educated, not indoctrinated, fil
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Classical EJiudiss Minor Arjpravsd
Bryan College will offer a new classical studies
minor beginning next fall, a concentrated study in
the literature, philosophy, language and history of
Dr. Calvin White, academic vice president, said
the new minor comes in recognition of a growing
interest in classical studies and the Latin school
concept. "The classical studies minor will give
students an in-depth look at the foundation upon
which Western civilization has been built, as well as
a better understanding of its literature, philosophy
and history," he said. "The minor fits beautifully in
Bryan's efforts to provide an education that is both
broad and deep. It meets a need of a growing number
of students who are studying under this kind of
program in middle school and high school and who
are looking to continue at the collegiate level."
To complete the minor, students will be required
to take classes in logic, a survey of Western thought,
an independent study course approved by a professor,
two classes in classical Greek, and a choice of two
classes from history of philosophy, world literature
and music history.
Dr. White said the classical school or Latin school
approach to elementary and secondary education is
gaining popularity particularly among home school
and private school families. Approximately 25 percent
of Bryan's students are home school graduates, and
another third are from private or Christian schools.
"It's obvious from the numbers that Bryan offers
a program that is attractive to home school and
private school students. The classical studies minor
will be open to any student, but I believe it sends a
message to this segment of our constituency that we
are responsive to
their needs and
Bryan College dedicated its new Men Renaissance organ during a "Festival of 'Praise"
I Nov. 7. The organ, given in memory of Dr. Judson A Rudd. Bryan's third
president was featured m a concert including solo works, compositions with an
Orchestra, choral numbers and a bagpipe. Pictured, from left, at the organ console are
Bryan President Dr. Stephen D. Livcsay; Dr. Rudd's daughter. Mary Prances Carlson;
rganisl ami former Bryan faculty member David Fnherg
So Much for Math Class!
During our school days, most of us learned that subtraction
would result in a Remainder, while addition would create a
Well, it seems our math teachers must not have known
about a planning tool that can add to the benefits your family
receives from certain assets, but can actually multiply the
impact of assets in the future.
Families and individuals may use a Charitable Remainder
Trust to make particular types of assets (especially highly
appreciated, low yield instruments) have impact far beyond
what conventional formulas might otherwise suggest.
In summary, when the decision is made to transfer a
qualifying asset into a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT), 100
percent of the applicable capital gains tax is bypassed, and a
charitable income tax deduction is triggered.
Once within the confines of a CRT, a portion of income
generated by the Trust is passed to the individual (or family)
— often resulting in an increase in income.
A For example, consider a $200,000 asset that has been
during a 2 percent return ($4,000 each year). Thanks to
the CRT, the full $200,000 is repositioned to generate a higher
return, providing a 6 percent income stream - or $12,000
For a husband and wife, both 65 years of age with a 25-
year life expectancy, this adds up to an increase in income oi
more than $200,000 over the life of the donors (increase of
$8,000 X 25 years).
The charitable nature of the CRT is realized when, upon
the death of both husband and wife, the Trust is passed to the
specified charity or charities. Assuming wise management of
the Trust principal, this remainder can easily exceed the
original value of the Trust.
So, when added up, the Charitable Remainder Trust can
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and result in a substantial gift to charity.
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